If you are lover a books and a person who stacks them high on shelves, you know of the problem of access. Either you need to pull up step stool or wobbly chair (pain in the neck), or to have one of those stylish sliding book ladders that take up a lot of space both real and visual.
We really like the idea of Karen King’s Higher Ground, a tall shelf with a built-in ladder.
When you’re ready to climb, simply pull on the front of the ladder to reveal its steps. Closed, the rungs sit flush to the bookshelf.
You can use the ladder to sit on when you’re looking up something…
Although we’re not crazy about the King’s rather clunky design, we think the idea’s an interesting one. As a DIY, the challenge would be to find the right hinge mechanism. It could conceivably applied a variety of bookshelf iterations, materials and styles. Or you can just order it from Ideacious for $2000.
via My Modern Met